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UFC 258 featuring Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns welterweight title battle

Let’s see if the old saying “third time is attractive” applies. That’s something everyone has to think about when UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman will defend the belt on the other side of Gilbert Burns in the UFC 258.

The match was verbally agreed on February 13th as the headliner for UFC258.The booking was first reported ESPN.. It marks the third attempt to book a match.

Usman initially planned to defend against Burns at UFC 251 on July 12, 2020. Burns had to withdraw after a positive COVID-19 test. He was replaced by Jorge Masvidal, who was defeated by Usman by a unanimous decision.

Then, on December 12, the UFC 256 Headliner match was considered and the final pay-per-view event of the year for the promotion took place. However, Usman withdrew from the match because he needed more time to recover from a private injury.

UFC 256 finally got the attention with flyweight champion Daveson Figueiled on the line for the third time in three weeks. He maintained the title by fighting Brandon Moreno in a majority draw.

As Usman and Burns are ready to compete, authorities joined the match on February 13 as the headliner for the UFC 258. This could be done at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Usman’s record is currently at 17-1. A Nigerian-born American citizen is undefeated in 12 UFC games, including winning the welterweight championship and defending twice.

Burns (19-3) is currently winning five straight games, including wins by Tyron Woodley, Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson.

The UFC is an eight-day course on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, starting its 2021 schedule with three events. UFC Fight Night: Hollowway vs. Qatar This is the first event of Stint on January 16th.Followed by UFC Fight Night: Magny vs. Chiesa January 20th, a rare Wednesday event.The third round of Fight Island UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2, Conor McGregor’s return in a rematch on the other side of Dustin Poirier.


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UFC 258 featuring Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns welterweight title battle

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